Kitchens - Work surface height guide. (BS 8300:2009 Section 12.1)


  1. SOCKET 150mm above work surface.
  2. ISOLATING SWITCHES controlling sockets on back wall.
  3. CABINET with deep pan drawers.
  4. PULL-OUT BOARD above floor mounted cupboard unit. Circular cut-out optional.
  5. CLEAR FRONTED CABINET. 1625mm max. height reachable by ambulant disabled people.
  6. SHELFS 1150mm max. shelf height to allow reach from wheelchair.
  7. KNEE RECESS 700mm minimum clear height for knee recess, 760mm preferred for wheelchair users. Depth of worktops 600mm maximum.
  8. TASK LIGHTING and also under cabinet.

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